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Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, infection control has been an ever-present focus for many nursing homes. These facilities rely on thorough sanitation as well as correct and consistent usage of PPE, such as masks, gloves and gowns, to protect their residents and staff.
Whether they are vaccinated or not, COVID-19 can be spread by people who do not have symptoms and do not know that they are infected. Unwittingly, they can spread the
Protective clothing (e.g. isolation gowns, bouffant caps and shoe covers) are essential for keeping workers and those they serve safe.
Basic infection prevention practices and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) are still vital to protect ourselves and others. The combination of vaccination, PPE and sanitation practices, such as correct and consistent hand hygiene, are still needed to strengthen infection prevention for healthcare facilities and businesses.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This is a time to show support for survivors and to honor those we have lost to this disease.